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Opportunity ID:
Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia, Canada

Requisition ID: 127150 

Opportunity Type: Permanent 

Estimated Annual Salary: 250,000 - 300,000 

Type of Remuneration: Other 

Site Visit & Reallocation Allowance Programs: Relocation Program; Site Visit Program 

The Department of Health & Wellness offers competitive incentive programs to help you choose a practice that suits your career goals, and help transition into your new life in Nova Scotia. For more information on these programs and to determine your eligibility, please contact Department of Health and Wellness Physician Resources,

About This Opportunity

The Eastern Passage Family Practice is seeking a full-time family physician to join this collaborative practice, moving to a newly renovated, larger location at Quigley's Landing on Shore Road in Eastern Passage in December 2023. The clinic is a community-based practice providing access to primary care as well as allied health professional services in mental health.  This is an NSH turnkey site fully supported by administrative staff, offering competitive overhead fees and is on EMR MedAccess.  The remuneration for this full-time opportunity can be discussed further based on interest.  The practice will also be affiliated with the Pleasant Street Medical Group in Dartmouth. 



Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Examine patients and take their histories, order diagnostic tests and laboratory procedures
  • Advise patients on health care, health promotion, and disease prevention
  • Consultation and referral to other medical practitioners
  • Act as a patient’s advocate
  • Prescribe and administer medications and treatments, inoculations and vaccinations
  • Report births, deaths, contagious and other diseases as per Nova Scotia Public Health requirements

Expected Hours

  • Full-Time


Community Details

Don’t let the size fool you! Eastern Passage offers the feel of small-town living, but you’ll be surprised by the abundance of activities, beautiful scenery, and amenities this community offers. Located at the entrance of the Halifax Harbour, Eastern Passage is a 20-minute drive from Downtown Halifax. Rich in history tied to the fishing industry, its waterfront has many small wharves and piers. Stroll the picturesque boardwalk of Fisherman’s Cove (a restored fishing village that is over 200 years old!) and visit the many shops and eateries where you will find delicious food, Maritime crafts, local paintings, unique folk art, and souvenirs to bring home. Eastern Passage is also near many of Nova Scotia’s beautiful beaches and there are many beachside homes in the area. Home to CFB Shearwater, a military air base, at the northern boundary of the community, oil refineries and lots of amenities offered. For more information about living and working in Eastern Passage, please visit

Physicians in Nova Scotia provide fulfilling patient care which embraces family life, professional development and community involvement. That's what makes practicing medicine in Nova Scotia unique. Physicians are increasingly attracted to practices that offer team-based care to their patients and allow them to consult with their peers. The size and scale of Nova Scotia allows for better connections across the health care system. Your practice of medicine and your life is richer here. Nova Scotia is more than medicine. 


Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.


Next Steps...

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Central Zone: Halifax, Eastern Shore, and Windsor-West Hants

From the modern yet historic city of Halifax, to the rugged and wild Eastern Shore, this region of Nova Scotia is a compelling study of contrasts. The largest city east of Montreal, Halifax is the cosmopolitan centre, bursting with restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and nightlife. But just a short drive (or bike ride) out of the city, the allure of nature envelopes you. Imagine dinner and the theatre at night, surfing and hiking the next morning.